Made for Each Other

Wanda Hendrickson

READ : 1 Corinthians 12:21-31

His arm is stretched high, hand poised for the catch. Breathless, he makes a lunge to swoop it in. He misses it! The orange and black monarch butterfly escapes and flutters away. The next fly ball sails over his head too, despite trading the net for the Wilson fielder’s glove. Head down, he shuffles into the dugout, eight pairs of eyes peering for an explanation.

What clearly is seen is that this little guy is far more interested in beautiful bugs than baseball. Standing in awe in the butterfly house in Callaway gardens, among thousands of elegant species from around the world is a greater thrill than spearing a home run ball at Tiger Stadium. This is who he is, fearfully and wonderfully made.

The stamp of God’s creative design is imprinted on each of us, unique, distinctive. God knows who we are and who we will become.

What a wonderful world of people God has made! Each person of color, language, interests and talents is made to praise His name. If all eight-year-old boys were the same, how boring it would be! Think how diversity challenges and enriches our lives in every area. Thank God for variety.

1 Corinthians 12 addresses the benefits of differences and of how much we need one another to complete the body of Christ.


Thank You, God, for variety which makes us whole. Amen.